Here are a few updates:
Performance Schedule has been updated.
Had a great time playing for Andrew Pramuk’s show last night – “For Whom is it Useful? Hanns Eisler in Revue”.
Tonight I will be performing as piano soloist with the Musica Nova contemporary music ensemble, directed by Brad Lubman, on the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Hans Abrahamsen. I had the privilege of meeting and playing for the composer yesterday, as he is currently doing a residency at Eastman. Tonight’s concert will feature his Märchenbilder, Winternacht, and the Piano Concerto.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be performing with another of my many wonderful colleagues, Melissa Fajardo, mezzo-soprano, for her Master of Music degree recital.
I also have the great honor of playing for world-renowned euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead on April 19th and 20th in Ithaca for the Northeast Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to my final performance at the Eastman School of Music in May – my instrumental collaborative degree recital. My good friend CheHo Lam will be joining me on Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B Minor and Fauré’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in E Minor – two of my favorite compositions of the genre. But between now and then I still have many more things to do, including a few more recitals, various other gigs, some teaching, my job as a church organist, and a paper that I should get back to writing now.
As for my post-graduation plans, I look forward to spending most of the summer at home in Oregon for once, before moving to New York City, where I will be entering the DMA program in Collaborative Piano at The Juilliard School. The Mail Tribune back home heard about my acceptance and kindly mentioned it today.